Thursday, June 27, 2013

Chicken Skilletini

This pasta is soooooo good. I make it all the time and always end up eating a giant bowl. The way I describe it to people is that it's like a lemon chicken Alfredo. Here's the recipe :) hope you like it and if you try it let me know what you think.

1/3 cup lemon juice
6tbs. Heavy whipping cream
1 stick butter
Salt and pepper to taste

Half a box of penne (or your favorite pasta)
4 chicken breast thawed
2tbs. Olive Oil
2tbs. Butter
1 Cup flour
1 bag of crumbled bacon
1 can artichoke hearts
3 tsp. capers

I like to make the sauce first. I get a small sauce pan and pour in the lemon juice, turn the stove on high and let the lemon juice reduce till about half is gone. Turn the stove on a low setting like three and add the whipping cream, stir with a whisk for about 8 minutes than start adding the butter two tablespoons at a time. Make sure you keep whisking it or it will seperate a save two tablespoons of the butter for later. Salt and pepper to taste and set away. For the pasta cook the penne according to the directions on the box. In a seperate pan put the olive oil and butter in and put stove on medium. Take the thawed chicken and dredge it in the flour. When oil is hot enough put chicken in pan to cook. It will cook about 5 minutes on each side until it is golden brown and cooked through. While the chicken is cooking I cut up the artichoke hearts into smaller pieces. When chicken is done take it out and cut it into bite size pieces. Put the artichoke hearts, bacon, and capers in pan to cook a few minutes till hot. Turn it off and add chicken, pasta, and half the sauce. Salt and pepper and serve. If people want they can individually add more of the sauce.

If you are looking to make this a little healthier or wanting to add some more  veggies to you diet than I like to use zucchini instead of pasta. I take about 3 zucchini I peel it and than use a peeler to make the noodles. I saute them for a few minutes with some butter and garlic and add everything else and its good to go.

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